Brave New World

The Changing Role of the School This page presents the first section of Chapter 9, “Brave New World: The Changing Role of Schools,” from Creating Emotionally Safe Schools, © 2001, Health Communications, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL. This excerpt was copied from the final draft of the manuscript. The material in the book may vary slightly. The world…

“Testing, Testing…”

And the impact on school climate High scores—not high standards—have become the holy grail. — Barbara Kantrowitz and Daniel McGinn [43] Excessive emphasis on testing can lead to low teacher morale, a narrowed curricular focus, a diminished sense of professionalism among teachers and unethical placement practices. — Larry Lashway [44]

Presentation: Managing 21st Century Classrooms

How to Avoid Ineffective Classroom Management Practices! Presentation for educators by Dr. Jane Bluestein Of all the issues concerning teachers, discipline generally tops the list. All our preparation, enthusiasm and instructional expertise won’t get us much without the

“Bully” is a Four-Letter Word with Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg

Emphasizing the language of respect Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg about what Freiberg calls “bully-mania,” referring to the hyper-reactivity and vigilance that has emerged in the shadow of the Columbine murders. They discuss the implications and limitations

Video: Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships

Creating Emotionally Safe Schools Complete program on DVD featuring Dr. Jane Bluestein—50% off the original price. Get the Works! The complete staff development video package includes 15 self-contained, 30-minute inservice workshops featuring units that are engaging, entertaining, and geared toward action— not theory!

Audio: TeacherTapes mp3 download

Being a Successful Teacher Two MP3 files of 90-minute presentation featuring Dr. Jane Bluestein A lively and very funny presentation recorded in front of 1200 teachers in a keynote presentation that addresses the magic ingredients of successful teaching, from instruction and management to relationships with students, parents, administrators, and colleagues. Tons of great ideas for minimizing conflict…

Book: Dr. Bluestein’s Book of Handouts

The Complete set of Handouts as an eBook in PDF form- fourth edition by Dr. Jane Bluestein More than 180 pages of tips, tricks, ideas, research-based information used by thousands of participants in Dr. Bluestein’s training programs and presentations.

Audio: Working Successfully with Difficult Students

Practical strategies for working successfully with difficult students A Live Audio Seminar by Dr. Jane Bluestein Save 20%. We are closing our Store and have limited supplies of this item. A recording of a full-day seminar presented by Dr. Jane Bluestein, who shares brain-friendly techniques for improving learning, achievement, and academic performance, even with students who…

Raves for Creating Emotionally Safe Schools

What People Are Saying about this Book by Dr. Jane Bluestein Finally a voice of reason arises from the din. School safety transcends debates on metal detectors and surveillance cameras. Within the walls of our schools exists